Marvin I. Greenwood
New York State Assemblyman in 1899
Wayne County, NY
Source: "The New York Red Book, containing the portraits and biographies of its governors, State officers, and members of the Legislature, with the portraits of Congressmen, judges and mayors, the new constitution of the State, election and population statistics, and general facts of interest," by Edgar L. Murlin. Albany: James B. Lyon, Publisher. 1899. pp. 195-196.
Marvin I. Greenwood
Marvin I. Greenwood, Republican, who represents Wayne County in the Assembly, was born January 31, 1840, near Chittenango, Madison county, N.Y., and is the son of Ira and Minerva Moseley Greenwood. The same year his parents went to Wayne county. He was educated in Walworth Academy and Newark Union School. He was admitted to practice law in December, 1868, at the General Term of the Supreme Court in Rochester, and has practiced law in Newark ever since.
Mr. Greenwood is well known as a Republican who always endeavors to promote the interests of the party, but he has never been an office-seeker. In fact, the only office of note he ever held is that of District Attorney. He was elected in 1877 and served one term. His record was a good one, he having sent more criminals to prison in the same length of time than any other District Attorney the county has ever had. Among those sentenced were five for twenty years each and several for ten years. He has held the minor office of Justice of the Peace three different times, serving eleven years.
Mr. Greenwood was elected to the Assembly by receiving 4,802 votes to 2,568 for John H. Rogers, Democrat; and 230 for D.J. Colton, Prohibition.
In the Assembly of 1898, Mr. Greenwood was Chairman of the Excise Committee, and a member of the Committees on Codes and Labor and Industries.
At the election of 1898, Mr. Greenwood received 6,756 votes; Myron C. Taylor, Democrat, 4,405.
In the Assembly of 1899, Mr. Greenwood was once more Chairman of the Excise Committee and was also a member of the following committees: Ways and Means, and Rules.
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